Cam Newton threw a landing cross and ran for every other rating and the New England Patriots fought via rain and wind to carry off the Baltimore Ravens 23-17 on Sunday evening
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The Patriots have had hassle completing off video games from time to time this season. They were given an help from Mom Nature to assist shut out their largest victory.
Cam Newton threw a landing cross and ran for every other rating and the Patriots fought via rain and wind to carry off the Baltimore Ravens 23-17 on Sunday evening.
Damien Harris ran for a career-high 121 yards to assist the Patriots (Four-Five) win consecutive video games for the primary time this season. Newton was once 13 of 17 for 118 yards. His landing cross, on a brief sprint-out to Rex Burkhead within the first quarter, was once his since first since Week Three — a span of 4 video games.
“Simply discovering tactics to win. That’s just about been it,” Newton mentioned concerning the previous two wins. “Having just right weeks in follow and following it up with in-game performances. … We’ve simply were given to stay doing that transferring ahead.”
The Ravens’ street profitable streak ended at 10. Baltimore (6-Three) is Zero-6 within the common season in New England.
Lamar Jackson was once 24 of 34 for 249 yards and two touchdowns for the Ravens.
“We’re ticked off. No person likes dropping,” Jackson mentioned. “We’ve got a large number of ability on our staff. We’ve were given to regroup.”
New England bottled him up at the flooring for lots of the recreation, restricting him to only 11 rushes for 55 yards.
“General no doubt we performed it significantly better than we did remaining yr,” Patriots trainer Invoice Belichick mentioned.
Down 23-17, Baltimore had an opportunity to take the lead with 7:09 left within the fourth quarter. However the ownership briefly fell aside after an errant snap by means of middle Matt Skura ended in a 16-yard loss.
The Patriots were given the ball again and have been ready to select up sufficient first downs to run down the clock to only over a minute to play sooner than striking the ball again.
As rain and wind pelted the sphere, the Ravens began the pressure with a penalty, pushing them again to their very own nine. Dealing with fourth-and-26 at the 21, Jackson had J.Okay. Dobbins open alongside the sideline, however Dobbins bobbled the ball for an incompletion and turnover on downs.
The loss got here with further prices for Baltimore, which may also be with out one in all its absolute best blockers for the foreseeable long term after tight finish Nick Boyle was once carted off the sphere with 6:24 left within the 3rd quarter. The staff mentioned he suffered a knee damage when he had his left pinned beneath him whilst being tackled by means of Terez Corridor following a Four-yard reception.
Trainer John Harbaugh mentioned Boyle is finished for the season.
With rain being blown sideways around the box because of a chronic 15 mph wind that gusted upper than that, each quarterbacks threw sparingly early on. The passes they did strive have been regularly not more than 15-yard quick-outs or shorter dump-offs.
Many of the exceptions have been by means of the Patriots.
They used some trickery simply sooner than halftime to take a 13-10 lead. Dealing with second-and-6 at the Ravens 24, Newton threw what gave the impression to be a large receiver display screen to Jakobi Meyers. However Meyers pivoted and lofted a cross to a wide-open Rex Burkhead for a landing.
“It’s one thing we practiced during the last couple of weeks. Simply didn’t know when it was once going to return up,” Meyers mentioned. “I used to be simply seeking to be playmaker.”
Harbaugh said it was once a psychological miscue by means of linebacker Patrick McQueen.
“Rookie mistake. He was once on his man, hesitated a little bit. Burkhead made a in reality great play on it,” Harbaugh mentioned.
Baltimore was once with out two stalwarts on protection with take on Calais Campbell (calf) and linebacker L.J. Fortress (finger) each out. Cornerback Jimmy Smith could also be sat with an ankle damage.
“It’s unattainable to measure it however I’m positive it had an have an effect on,” Harbaugh mentioned.
New England stored issues occurring its opening pressure of the 3rd quarter.
First, Harris broke a 25-yard run to get into Ravens territory. That was once adopted by means of Newton connecting with Meyers on a 26-yard cross that still incorporated an needless roughness name on cornerback Marcus Peters for successful out of bounds. Newton ran it in at the subsequent play from Four yards out to make it 20-10.
Ravens: DT Brandon Williams left with an ankle damage didn’t go back. … CB Terrell Bonds wanted assist getting off the sphere within the 3rd quarter after struggling a knee damage.
On account of the inclement prerequisites, each groups relied most commonly on operating the ball within the first length. Of the 27 performs within the quarter, 17 have been operating performs. The end result was once a length that lasted simply 28 mins.
Patriots cornerback J.C. Jackson’s interception within the final seconds of the second one quarter was once his 6th pick out of the season. He now has an interception in 5 immediately video games, a brand new franchise document.
Ravens: Host Tennessee subsequent Sunday.
Patriots: At Houston subsequent Sunday.
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